Goes on sale starting May 31st in North America
Unveiled earlier at MWC 2017, the BlackBerry KEYone is an oddity in this day and age – a throwback to the glory days of the Canadian company’s keyboard phones. Marketed as a “smartphone for the modern user”, the KEYone was designed specifically for BlackBerry by TCL, which handles manufacturing and marketing of the brand’s devices. Here’s the spec sheet from the official product site.
- 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor
- Qualcomm Adreno 506 GPU
- 3GB RAM
- 4.5-inch IPS display, 1620 x 1080 resolution, 3:2 aspect ratio, 433 PPI
- 32GB expandable storage, up to 2TB via microSD
- 12-megapixel rear camera, Sony IMX378, f/2.0, large pixel, AF, PDAF, dual LED flash, 4K video at 30 fps
- 8-megapixel front camera, f/2.2, fixed focus, wide angle, 1080p video at 30 fps
- Fingerprint sensor, smart keyboard, USB Type-C port, BlackBerry security suite
- 3G, LTE
- WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NFC
- 3505mAh battery, Quick Charge 3.0
- Android 7.1 Nougat
The BlackBerry KEYone will be priced at $549 (~Php 28K) according to multiple tech sites. Think BB’s newest phone will be a competitive alternative against the big-hitting sub/flagships in the market today?